We’ve all been there. During an important interview, the hiring manager asks you a question, and for some reason you draw a complete blank. Maybe you stumble through an answer, but you probably don’t come across as prepared and competent as you hoped. Read on for tips on rehearing answers to some of the most commonly asked interview questions in order to make the best impression.

Tell Us About Yourself.

If you’ve ever heard this interview question (and who hasn’t?), there’s a good chance it left you somewhat flummoxed. After all, how do you know what information to share first? Should you talk about your education? Your career achievements? Past jobs and milestones? For best results, avoid sharing your complete employment history and instead offer an elevator pitch on why you’re the ideal person for the job.

Why Do You Want the Job?

There’s a reason you applied for this job. However, when you’re sitting nervously across from the hiring manager, it can be hard to remember what that was. Take time to prep an answer to this question before walking into the room. For example, you might say your past work history has been leading to a role just like this one, or you’re passionate about the company’s stated goals.

What Is Your Biggest Weakness?

This is the question that almost everyone hates, and with good reason. After all, the last thing you want to do is give the interviewer a reason to choose someone else. However, hiring managers love this question, so it’s important to know how to answer. Start by brainstorming a skill or two you’re currently working to improve. For example, a graphic designer might be taking classes to master a new software program. Show your commitment to bettering your skills as a silver lining the interviewer can note in your file.

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